Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in ‘X-Men: First Class’

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Another mutant has been cast for Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming X-Men: First Class! We previously reported the rumor that Fox was interested in Amber Heard (Pineapple Express) for the role of Mystique, the blue shape-shifting mutant played by Rebecca Romijn in the X-Men trilogy, but now we can confirm that they’ve chosen someone different.

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) has reportedly been cast as another one of the many late-teen actors for the X-Men prequel. The character of Mystique was a prosthetic-heavy role for Romijn in the previous movies where the character was known to not be afraid to show some skin.

With the story of X-Men: First Class paying heavy attention to the origins and relationship between the younger Professor Charles Xavier and the younger Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, we can assume that Mystique may start out as one of the early recruits for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. As Magneto eventually takes his own path, he brings Mystique with him on his quest to ensure mutant superiority.

With relatively unknown 19 year-old Lawrence (soon to be 20) nabbing the role, there’s still a chance Amber Heard could play a part in the movie. As our own Kofi Outlaw suggested, Heard could easily pull off the look of Jean Grey, one of the first main X-Men team members and franchise characters. Heard however, is 24 years of age and we still don’t know if they’re looking for teen actors for the leading roles of Cyclops and Jean.

Matthew Vaughn and producer Bryan Singer look to introduce plenty of lesser-known younger actors to the mainstream with their large roster of characters. Here’s the cast as we know it thus far, starting with the more veteran actors:

The cast and X-Men: First Class roster are worthy topics to get excited about, not to mention the folks behind the cameras. Let’s hope they’re given a solid story to play with and that the characters are treated right.

How do you think Lawrence will look like after they transform her into:

mystique x men movie Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in X Men: First Class

Rebecca Romijn as Mystique

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

X-Men: First Class opens June 3, 2011.

Source: THR

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  1. who??

    • Mystique

  2. the continuity to these x-men films are messed up beyond repair give the rights back to marvel. i know mystique could fit into a ptrequel but emma was a girl compaired to the professor in origins wolverine and she was cyclops age so much is messed up i just am tired of these comic book films being treated like crap and being turned into kiddie action flicks. they need to be more like the dark knight with big story and drama,and no holes, and the continuity needs to be the same when they do a sequel and keep the characters as close to what they where in the comics.

    • I totally agree. The entire timeline was destroyed by the first movie and it just escalated from there. They don’t need a prequel, they need a re-boot.

      • Then don’t go and see them if you don’t like them. I thought all of them (except for X-3) were entertaining movies, and X-Men 2 is one of the greatest comic book movies ever made, IMO. Marvel is NEVER going to get the rights back from FOX because these films make them hundreds of millions of dollars plus millions more from merchandising. If the new film is more like X-2 it’ll be a fun, entertaining film.

  3. OT: Just read news that Kevin Bacon has been confirmed as portraying the main villian in X-Men: First Class, although they’re not saying who that would be. He wouldn’t have been someone I would’ve considered, but I really like him as an actor, so I’m game.

  4. My curiosity for this franchise is held only by the thinnest of strings. A reboot seems so far away but that would be the best solution for such a convoluted STUFFED UP franchise.

    I’m more of a MARVEL fan but as of late I find myself gravitating more towards the DC/WB releases.

  5. This isnt a prequel, its a clear reboot.

    If this movie had Jean and Cyclops in it, they would be toddlers considering the actors playing Prof X and Magneto are in their thirites. That is if it follows the continuity, which it just cant.

  6. Does anybody else find it liberating that nobody really seems to care about continuity and they’re just making a movie to make a movie (read: some money). Is anybody really going into this movie hoping that continuity will be brought back in line after the disasters that were “X3″ and “Wolverine?”

    I say let them cast whoever they want to cast. Who cares about their ages because we’re never going to be happy with this franchise again. They can’t reboot because they knocked casting out of the park the first time around – - and those characters aren’t that old.

    It’s best to just let directors play in this X-Men Universe… nobody should mind cause it’s already screwed up beyond repair. So just have some fun.

    • After X Men 3 and X Men 4 (wolverine) I’m not sure I can sit through another mutant related film.

      I dont care about the ages or any of that, but they need to stop labouring under the illusion this is a prequel, because at some point the continuity between any of what has gone before is going to clash. So lets just call it a reboot and be happy about that.

  7. Call it whatever you like. This is not the “First Class”. It’s not even an adaptation that I really care about.

    For me this will probably be another DVD Xmas or Birthday present from my mother in law because there is no way I’m supporting a counterfeit pseudo X-Men film.

    And just like my other X-Men DVDs, it’ll probably get one or two rotations and then stored away in the dark recess of the DVD cabinet.

  8. Their are several things they could do with this. They could keep the tone of the First Class Comic and they have the advantage that people will be interested in how they will spin Charles and Eric’s early story. I can imagine several good set pieces coming out of just this movie alone. However they have a ton of weight pressing down on them in guiding the characters into then out of the mansion so to speak. They’re not in a good place even to blend in with the story they’ve started in the original franchise. The temptation to leverage this into a repair job for the over all story is pretty strong too. So they have to decide just how far to go that way if at all. Starting out on that route for example could initially look as confusing as “Transformers ROTFL,” especially for the regular movie goer who up to now has been following along with the films. A more likely scenario is they will let the original series they’ve started stand on its own, fix its own problems and continue on as best they know how to do it.

    This leaves this series free to write its own book and go pretty much its own way. Going that way is likely more than not to give the story the flavor of “Heroes” and a soapy “Twilight” feel; Or an action concentrated core surrounded by a creamy romantic shell drenched with a dark chocolate coating… X-men candy bar with your popcorn sir??? :-\

    True fans will feel manipulated and disappointed. Twi-X-Men, oh did I forget to mention this had a cookie in the center, will reap a lot of cash. Big buts will abound, all that sugar. Meanwhile we will slowly fume at the fansites, empty wallets in hand wondering how they stole our mojo…